Miracle-gro garden soil
Last year, I dug the hole for my old reliable Jet Star tomatoes, and when I put them in the ground, I filled around the plant and to the top of the hole with Miracle-Gro garden soil.
Initially, the vines took off like the Starship Enterprise, and I was delighted. And then............
.....the heat wave hit. I'm sure most folks remember the terrible temps that nailed just about every state last year, and my old reliable Jet Stars suddenly weren't very reliable, in spite of extra watering, weed preventing screens, and mulch. I lost almost half of my crop, and I can tell you, I was not a happy camper.
I'm wondering if adding the MG garden soil to the initial planting was a mistake.
Has anyone besides me tried planting tomatoes in this manner? And in your opinion, was this the wrong thing to do, or was it the extensive heat.....or perhaps both?
Any comments would be greatly appreciated, as I am considering trying this method again, but I'll wait for some replies before I do.
Thanks in advance.